There's a saying that history repeats itself. At DaVinci Roofscapes, we've adapted that saying to: Historic roofs CAN repeat themselves!
Since it's National Historic Preservation Week, we want to share some of our favorite roofing projects that have involved historic buildings getting replacement composite roofing to replicate their past original roofs.
> First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, Oregon – 1881 church replaced decaying cedar shake shingles with DaVinci Shake in Tahoe blend after the town's Historic Architectural Review Committee approved the DaVinci synthetic shake tiles.
> Peterson House in Durango, Colorado – 1880s home located at the Animas Museum site chose Fancy Shake composite shake in Mountain Blend after the original milled wood roof shingles crumbled.
> Telecky Home in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas – 1914 home had original wooden cedar shake roofing, covered up over the years with several layers of asphalt shingles. The homeowners wanted historically-accurate cedar shake shingles and chose DaVinci Multi-Width polymer roofing in Slate Gray for their designer roof.
> St. Paul's Cathedral and Parish House in Oklahoma City – The 1904 Norman-Gothic church structure was badly damaged in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. A DaVinci composite slate roof in fire brick red was added to the church as part of the rebuilding effort.